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INEC Announces Date For 2019 Presidential Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced dates for 2019 general elections. In a statement posted on its website Thursday, the electoral commission said it was making the announcements well ahead “in order to ensure certainty in our dates for elections, and to allow for proper planning by the …

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Presidency: Tinubu Divides Northern Leaders

The perceived presidential ambition of a National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu is unsettling the North and already dividing its leaders. The former Lagos governor had last weekend in Akure, the Ondo State capital hinted that, he may contest for Nigeria’s presidency if …

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Appeal Court Confirms Ali Modu Sheriff As PDP National Chairman

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state, on Thursday declared Ali Modu Sheriff as the authentic PDP National Chairman. The Court dismissed Sen. Ahmed Makarfi’s preliminary Objection. It declared that the decision taking at the may 21 Port-Harcourt convention as null and void. It was gathered that the …

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France Warns Russia Against Interfering In Election

France said yesterday it would not accept interference by Russia or any other state in its presidential election, and would retaliate if necessary. The pledge by Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault followed complaints by the party of election frontrunner Emmanuel Macron that his campaign was the target of ‘fake news’ put …

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2019: Atiku Steps Up Political Consultation

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has raised his consultation to run for the 2019 presidency. Atiku was in Minna yesterday to consult with former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, in what officially was a visit to see the former head of state, who returned from a medical trip abroad. But very …

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